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25 Box Cake Mix With Pudding Recipes 

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Last Updated on January 20, 2024 by Allison Lancaster

Have you ever made a delicious dessert with box cake and pudding mix? It’s a delicious combination that will have you baking in a whole new way. These easy recipes range from chocolate and fruit to pumpkin, eggnog, and more. 

Chocolate Recipes With Cake & Pudding Mix 

  1. Chocolate Box Mix Cake 

You can make this box cake with pudding into cake or cupcakes because it’s so easy. Make sure you have a lot of frosting if you make it into a layer dessert. If you love an extra dense and fudgy treat, change the water to milk and add an extra egg. 

slice of chocolate cake on red plate with silver fork
  1. Chocolate Poke Dessert 

Ingredients needed for this chocolate poke dessert includes devil’s food cake mix + additional ingredients per directions, instant chocolate pudding, cold milk, heavy cream, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract! 

square of chocolate poke cake with chocolate frosting and chocolate sprinkles
  1. Oreo Cookies & Cream 

How do you make this Oreos and cream cake mix with pudding recipe? Well you will need A box of devil’s food chocolate cake, instant chocolate pudding, sour cream, milk, eggs, and vanilla buttercream frosting. Pro tip: use parchment paper in 9-inch cake pans. 

slice of cookies and cream Oreo cake on white plate with silver fork
  1. Ultimate Chocolate Bundt 

The ultimate chocolate bundt cake is easy to assemble by adding the ingredients to the bowl of a stand mixer! But you can always whisk it by hand too. This dessert is extra moist too so make sure it’s very cold when you frost it. 

chocolate bundt cake with white icing on blue plate
  1. Chocolate Rum Cake 

It’s easy to make this box cake with pudding using a few pantry staples from the grocery store. You will need chocolate cake mix, a box of instant chocolate pudding mix, butter, eggs, black spiced rum, and water. It’s important to let the eggs rest to room temperature before mixing the cake batter. 

chocolate rum bundt cake on white plate with piece on white plate
  1. Hot Fudge Cake 

Make this hot fudge cake for all the chocolate lovers in your life. The author recommends using Duncan Hines cake mix. Other key ingredients include chocolate chips, pudding mix, freshly brewed coffee, water, eggs and oil.

slice of hot fudge cake with scoop of vanilla ice cream with caramel drizzle and colorful sprinkles
  1. Bakery Style Cupcakes 

You can easily make a bakery style cupcake recipe with boxed cake mix with instant pudding mix. Pick your favorite brand like Pillsbury, Betty Crocker, or even the store brand. The pudding element adds a depth of flavor that is otherwise unmatched. 

chocolate cupcake with chocolate icing with colorful sprinkles
  1. Darn Good Chocolate Cake 

This darn good chocolate cake takes 10 minutes to prep and 45 minutes to cook resulting in 16 servings. You will need a bundt pan and a stand mixer. Other key ingredients include sour cream, warm water, vegetable oil, and semisweet chocolate chips.

chocolate bundt cake on wire rack
  1. Oreo Cheesecake Poke 

This Oreo cheesecake comes out super moist. It takes 15 minutes to prep, 30 minutes to cook, and 1 hour to chill. You will love the cheesecake layer, the cool creamy topping, and Oreo crunch.

oreo poke cheesecake in glass casserole dish with slice on white plate

Dessert Recipes With Fruit 

  1. Lemon Blueberry Bundt 

If you are looking for a delicious treat with fresh blueberries, try out this recipe! Key ingredients include cream cheese, oil, yellow box cake with pudding, vanilla pudding powder, eggs, vanilla extract, lemon zest, lemon juice, and fresh blueberries. 

lemon blueberry bundt cake on clue plate with white icing
  1. Double Lemon Cake 

Double lemon cake is easy to make with a 5 ingredient batter. The pantry friendly ingredients are probably already in your kitchen, if not they’re simple to find at any grocery store.

lemon box cake mix with pudding recipe cut in squares with lemon slices on top
  1. Luscious Lemon Poke 

You can use white or lemon cake mix for this dessert alongside the ingredients listed on the box. Don’t forget the lemon zest and lemon curd. Top it all off with whipped cream topping. 

slice of lemon cake on white plate with silver fork
  1. Pineapple Poke Dessert 

Pineapple poke dessert features buttery layers with creamy topping and vanilla pudding. This treat is lovely for a weekday dessert or Sunday afternoon indulgence

slice of pineapple poke cake with white icing on a stack of white plates
  1. Strawberry Poke Cake 

With flavors like vanilla, strawberries, coconut, and more you will be in heaven. Make sure to spread out your coconut flakes on a large baking sheet. Toast them yourself for extra freshness. 

slice of strawberry poke cake with coconut and strawberries on top on white plate
  1. Strawberries & Cream 

Strawberries and cream cupcakes make the best recipe to make with box cake with pudding. You will need strawberry box cake with pudding, eggs, melted butter, milk, instant cream cheese flavored and pudding.

strawberries and cream cupcake with strawberries on top
  1. Banana Split Poke 

Try this banana split pokey dessert with yellow box cake with pudding, eggs, vegetable oil, water, vanilla pudding, bananas, and milk. Make some delicious topping with crushed pineapples, Cool Whip, chopped peanuts, cherries, and chocolate sauce.

slice of banana split poke cake with cool whip and chocolate drizzle on top
  1. Banana Pudding Cake 

Make this banana box cake with pudding recipe! You can make sure that you use bananas that are extra ripe by waiting five days from the date of purchase. Otherwise pick out some bananas with a few light brown spots but not black spots.

slice of banana pudding with icing and vanilla wafer on top

Perfect For Fall & Winter 

  1. White Forest Dessert 

White forest dessert is the best box cake with pudding for Fall and winter. It’s so quick and easy because the flour and baking powder are already measured for you. Then use the pudding mix instead of granulated sugar. The best part is the frozen black cherries on top. 

white forest bundt cake with cherries on top
  1. Eggnog Pudding Cake

This eggnog pudding cake recipe needs only 5 ingredients and a box of cake mix! It’s extra moist, fluffy, and festive with the eggnog flavor. It takes 10 minutes to prep, 33 minutes to cook, resulting in 12 servings. 

slice of eggnog pudding cake with scoop of icing on top
  1. Eggnog Poke Dessert 

Poke cakes are so darn good, especially this festive eggnog recipe with yellow, white or butter box cake with pudding. You will also need water, oil, and egg, to make the batter. Grab your favorite instant vanilla pudding and eggnog too. 

slice of eggnog poke cake with icing on stack of grey plates
  1. Pumpkin Pudding Cake 

I adore pumpkin flavored desserts during the holiday season. For this recipe you will need pumpkin purée, vanilla pudding mix, spice cake mix, pumpkin pie spice, heavy cream, milk, butter, a baking dish, or cake pan.

slice of pumpkin poke cake with scoop of ice cream on top
  1. Carrot Walnut Dessert 

Do you love carrot cake with walnuts and delicious frosting? This recipe uses Duncan Hines Spice cake mix, instant Jello French Vanilla pudding mix, shredded carrots, chopped walnuts, and a few other pantry staples. 

slice of carrot dessert with icing and walnuts on top
  1. Pistachio Cake

Love pistachios and cakes? Me too! Try this box cake with pudding recipe that takes 1 hour and 20 minutes total. The buttercream frosting is scrumptious with butter (room temperature), powdered sugar, vanilla, heavy cream, and green food coloring.

slice of pistachio cake on black plate with black fork

Jello Mix Ideas 

  1. Strawberry Shortcake 

If you want to try something similar with a little twist try these Jell-O mix cake recipes. This strawberry shortcake is absolutely delicious but you’re not gonna follow the directions on the box! You will need white cake mix, flour, sugar, sour cream, water, oil, egg whites, and strawberry Jell-O.

slice of strawberry shortcake cake on black plate
  1. Christmas Poke Cake 

Christmas is coming up so get your recipe ideas ready! This Cherry and Lime Jell-O mix cake is fun, pretty, delicious, and festive. The author recommends a 9×13 baking pan or dish.

Christmas colored poke cake with white icing and Christmas sprinkles on top

Did you like this dessert roundup post? Try these as well: 50 Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes with 7 Ingredients or Less, 50 Fabulous Cookie Recipes Without Eggs, and 50 Easy Cake Filling Recipe Ideas

How do you make a box cake with pudding taste like a bakery cake?

You can make a box cake with pudding taste like a bakery cake with a few simple steps. In addition to the directions on the back of the box make sure to add extra ingredients, like an egg, replace the water with milk, and replace the oil with melted butter! 

Now you’re ready to whip up any kind of box cake with pudding that you want! There are so many different flavors of cake mix that is perfect to use for these recipes. You can make a delicious red velvet cake, decadent chocolate cakes, or yummy vanilla cakes by adding pudding to the cake mix batter for a delicious, moist cake!

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